In many ways, martial arts relates to painting. In both, the tools can help or hinder the work one does. I chose to paint my old boxing gloves, which helped preserve my hands during bag work. This not only ensures that I will be able to keep practicing martial arts, but also that I will protect my hands for painting! 

- Jonelle Summerfield

Blue Boxing Gloves

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

8" h x 10" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Jonelle Summerfield
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Jonelle

Although Jonelle Summerfield grew up surrounded by paintings, she initially gravitated toward fashion and design over fine art. Jonelle received her degree in Interior Design in 2001, after which her mother began teaching her to paint. It changed her life. Over the next ten years, Jonelle trained and painted extensively to become a full-time artist. She takes an impressionistic approach to romantic street scenes and city corners. The artist travels extensively throughout North America and Europe, photographing all of her own reference material. Jonelle says it is important for her to remember the mood and feeling of the location she’s painting.